What Is a Bail Bond?
Bail bonds are agreement by a criminal defendant to appear for trial or pay a sum of money set by the court. The bail bond is cosigned by a bail bondsman, who charges the defendant a fee in return for guaranteeing the payment.
The bail bond is a type of surety bond.
The commercial bail bond system exists only in the United States and the Philippines. In other countries, bail may entail a set of restrictions and conditions placed on criminal defendants in return for their release until their trial dates.
How a Bail Bond Works?
A person who is charged with a crime is typically given a bail hearing before a judge. The amount of the bail is at the judge’s discretion. A judge may deny bail altogether or set it at an astronomical level if the defendant is charged with a violent crime or appears likely to be a flight risk.
Judges generally have wide latitude in setting bail amounts, and typical amounts vary by jurisdiction. A defendant charged with a nonviolent misdemeanor could see bail set at $500. Felony crime charges have correspondingly high bail, with $20,000 or more not uncommon.
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Bail Amount Set by the Court
After an arrest, the court will set a bail amount, which varies based on the charges and other contributing factors. This is done as a way of making sure that the defendant appears at the scheduled court date (or dates) following his or her release from jail.
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After the bail amount is set, the first thing to do is contact us for free initial bail information. We will put our expertise and experience to work for you immediately. Simply provide us with some basic defendant’s information.
Processing & Finalizing Release
We then work with you or your loved one and the jail to secure release by issuing a bond in the full amount of the bail set by the court. Depending on the circumstances, collateral or a co-signer may be required.
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• 24 hour Nationwide Service, call 800-914-0173
• Creative methods of release driven by compassion. Each case is assessed individually versus going strictly by the book guidelines that is the industry norm.
• We accept cash, credit cards, checks, ATM/debit/check cards, money order, Western Union, and wire transfer.
• The entire process can be done electronically and via the telephone.
• We answer all questions and concerns before and after the defendant’s release.
• We provide our clients with knowledge of the bail process.